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1 MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT All students are required to take four credits in mathematics, including one credit in Algebra and one credit in Geometry. Students advancing to a Maryland State College or University are required to complete Algebra 2 for admission, and students advancing to a two-year college will be required to take mathematics courses without credit until they complete the equivalent of Algebra 2. The technology component of math courses Algebra 1 and higher requires the use of a TI-83+ or TI-84 graphing calculator. POSSIBLE MATH SEQUENCES 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus Stat. & Math Modeling Geometry Bridge to Alg. 2 Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus Stat. & Math Modeling Geometry Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus Stat. & Math Modeling Calculus with Apps. AP Calculus AB Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 2 H. Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB or BC Calculus with Apps. Bridge to Algebra 2 Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus Stat. & Math Modeling Algebra 2 Pre-Calculus Calculus w/apps. AP Calculus AB Honors Algebra 2 H. Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB or BC AP Statistics AP Calculus AB or BC MV Calc./AP Statistics AP Calculus AB or BC H. Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB Multivariable Calculus AP Calculus BC Multivariable Calculus Other College-Level Math

2 RELATED MATH A/B 3231/3232 Related Mathematics is taken in conjunction with Algebra 1. It reinforces the essential prealgebra and algebra concepts and procedures necessary to function in authentic problemsolving situations. Students focus on concepts and applications related to success in Algebra 1 and use technology in the problem-solving process. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation ALGEBRA 1 A/B 3111/3112 Algebra 1 is designed to analyze and model real-world phenomena. Exploration of linear, exponential, and quadratic functions forms the foundation of the course. Key characteristics and representations of functions graphic, numeric, symbolic, and verbal are analyzed and compared. Students develop fluency in solving equations and inequalities. One- and twovariable data sets are interpreted using mathematical models. GEOMETRY A/B 3201/3202 GEOMETRY A/B, HONORS 3203/3204 Geometry formalizes deductive reasoning and mathematical argument. Theorems are used to prove relationships and solve problems about triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons, and circles. Measurement of two- and three-dimensional objects includes circumference, area and volume. The rectangular coordinate system is used to verify relationships. Prerequisite: Attainment of the outcomes of Algebra I A and B Honors Recommendation: Completion of both semesters of Algebra 1 with at least a B average BRIDGE TO ALGEBRA 2 A/B 3053/3054 This course is designed for students who have completed Algebra 1 and Geometry and for whom additional support is recommended before taking Algebra 2. This course builds upon mathematical foundational concepts taught in Algebra 1 and engages students in exploring functional relationships in real-world contexts. Recommendation: Completion of both semesters of Algebra 1 and Geometry with a D average

3 2-YEAR ALGEBRA A/B 3315/ YEAR ALGEBRA C/D 3317/3318 ALGEBRA 2 A/B 3301/3302 ALGEBRA 2 A/B, HONORS 3310/3311 Curriculum 2.0 (C2.0) Algebra 2 formalizes and extends students algebra experiences from C2.0 Algebra 1. Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, radical, and trigonometric functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. Students extend their knowledge of statistics and explore probability. Prerequisite: Attainment of the outcomes of Algebra 1 and Geometry 2-Year Recommendation: Completion of both semesters of Algebra 1 and Geometry with a D average On-Level Recommendation: Completion of both semesters of Algebra 1 and Geometry with at least a C: average Honors Recommendation: Completion of both semesters of Honors Geometry with at least a B average or Geometry with an A average PRE-CALCULUS A/B 3489/3490 This course extends the study of elementary functions begun in Algebra 2 along with the use of technology to model mathematics essential in the real world. The course provides a thorough study of functions and models, trigonometric functions and identities, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, vectors, parametrics, and discrete mathematics. Prerequisite: Attainment of the outcomes of Algebra 2 Recommendation:Completion of both semesters of Algebra 2 with at least a B average PRE-CALCULUS A/B, HONORS 3350/3351 Honors Pre-Calculus is an intensive, accelerated course that extends the study of elementary functions begun in Honors Algebra 2. The use of technology is introduced to model mathematics essential in the real world. The course provides a thorough study of functions and models, trigonometric functions and identities, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, vectors, parametric equations and motion, and discrete mathematics. The polar coordinate system and graphs of polar equations, trigonometric forms of complex numbers, and the three-dimensional coordinate system are also studied. Prerequisite: Attainment of the outcomes of Honors Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Recommendation: Completion of both semesters of Honors Algebra 2 with at least a B average or Algebra 2 with an A average

4 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY 3121/3122 is designed to enhance students abilities in mathematical decisionmaking and financial literacy. Topics in mathematical decision-making include issues in health and social sciences, the mathematics of chance, the mathematics of democracy, and mathematics around the house. Financial literacy topics include individual budgeting, investing, credit, and loans. Also covered are business topics including starting and maintaining a business. Emphasis is on the mathematical aspects of the topics. Prerequisite: Completion of Bridge to Algebra 2 Recommendation: Completion of Algebra 2 STATISTICS AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING A/B 3322/3323 Topics in the first semester include data analysis, probability, simulations, inferential statistics, normal and binomial distributions, techniques of sampling, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Students use exploratory methods to identify patterns and make decisions. By using the hands-on approach and simulations, students gain a strong understanding of statistical concepts. Emphasis is placed on applications and the use of statistics to solve reallife problems. The second semester of this course is a survey of College Algebra and Trigonometry. Emphasis will be on concepts tested on the Accuplacer and other similar college math placement tests. Prerequisite: Attainment of the outcomes of Algebra 2 Recommendation: Completion of Algebra 2 with at least a C average AP STATISTICS A/B 3320/3321 Students should have well-developed quantitative reasoning ability and strong reading and writing skills. Throughout the year, students will be involved in collecting and analyzing data from a variety of sources, reading and analyzing newspaper and magazine articles, and designing and completing projects that demonstrate an understanding of the principles that are studied in each unit. There is an increased emphasis on data collection and conceptual understanding and decreased emphasis on theoretical proofs and formulas. The use of technology facilitates the analysis of real-life data sets. Statistics is an excellent option for an advanced mathematics credit, as an additional credit with Pre-Calculus or Calculus, or as a course beyond AP Calculus. The course addresses the increasing demand for a required statistics course in a variety of college majors, and it is equivalent to a non-calculus based introductory college statistics course. Students enrolled in the course are expected to take the exam. Prerequisite: Attainment of the outcomes of Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2 Recommendation: Completion of Honors Algebra 2 with at least a B average CALCULUS WITH APPLICATIONS A/B 3356/3357 The introductory topics of this course include limits and continuity of functions, derivatives of functions, and their application to problems. Students find derivatives numerically, represent derivatives graphically, and interpret the meaning of a derivative in real-world applications. The relationship between the derivative and the integral is developed, and students model real-world situations involving rates of change using differential equations and applications of the integral. It is not the intent of this course to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Calculus exam. Prerequisite: Attainment of the outcomes of Pre-Calculus/Honors Pre-Calculus Recommendation: Completion of Pre-Calculus with at least a B average or Honors Pre- Calculus with at least a C average

5 AP CALCULUS AB A/B 3452/3453 The topics studied are those traditionally offered in one semester of calculus in college, and the course is designed specifically for students who wish to obtain advanced placement in mathematics in college. Concepts are communicated graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The basic topics include limits and continuity of functions, derivatives and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions and their applications in problems. BC level students also study convergence tests for series, the Taylor series, elementary differential equations, and hyperbolic functions. Students enrolled in this course are expected to take the AP Calculus exam. Prerequisite: Attainment of the outcomes of Honors Pre-Calculus or Pre-Calculus Recommendation:Completion of both semesters of Honors Pre-Calculus with a B average or Pre-Calculus with an A average AP CALCULUS BC A/B 3491/3492 The topics studied are those traditionally offered in two semesters of calculus in college, and the course is designed specifically for students who wish to obtain advanced placement in mathematics in college. Concepts are communicated graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The basic topics include limits and continuity of functions, derivatives and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions and their applications in problems, convergence tests for series, the Taylor series, elementary differential equations, and hyperbolic functions. Students enrolled in this course are expected to take the AP Calculus exam. Prerequisite: Attainment of the outcomes of Honors Pre-Calculus Recommendation: Completion of both semesters of Honors Pre-Calculus with a B average MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS A/B 3048/3049 This highly advanced course includes extensive work with vector analysis, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and line integrals. Students will also complete projects that incorporate these concepts. Differential equations are introduced in the second semester. Prerequisite: Attainment of the outcomes of AP Calculus BC

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